A theme book compiled from talks and writings - Krishnamurti says in this book: Social reforms may be brought about through legislation or through tyranny, but unless the individual radically changes, he will always overcome the new pattern to suit his psychological demands, which is what is happening in the world. It seems to me very important, then, to understand the total process of individuality, because it is only when the individual changes radically that there can be a fundamental revolution in society. It is always the individual, never the group or the collective, that brings about a radical change in the world, and this again is historically so.
Now, can the individual, that is, you and I, change radically? This transformation of the individual, but not according to a pattern is what we are concerned with, and to me it is the highest form of education. It is this transformation of the individual that constitutes religion?
About the Author:
J. Krishnamurti was a world-renowned spiritual teacher who, for more than fifty years, shared his message with people of all ages, races and backgrounds. He wrote many books, including First and Last Freedom, Freedom from the Known and Last Talks at Saanen 1985.